One movement that I and I’m sure many of you have seen unfolding by HHS and ONC in particular is what Todd Park calls Data Liberacion. As Todd Park has moved to CTO of the US, I expect he’s going to take the data liberation movement beyond healthcare.
The latest addition to the Healthcare Data Liberation movement by ONC is the Health IT Dashboard that was put up by ONC.
Here’s the description of what’s possible for the website:
The Dashboard currently provides summary information about all ONC HITECH grant programs, and detailed data from the Regional Extension Center, and Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals programs.
Using ONC’s Health IT Dashboard, you can:
- Generate maps of health IT adoption statistics for common groups of health care providers & hospitals,
- Examine the impact of ONC’s Recovery Act grant programs implementation at national and local levels
- Download and analyze the data for your own research projects.
I haven’t had much chance to dig into the data. As I do, I’ll write future posts on what I find. Also, there’s nothing better than crowd sourcing the look at large amounts of data. So, if you’ve found some data that’s interesting, let us know in the comments.